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Rust Never Sleeps

Neil Young & Crazy Horse

1979

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Rust Never Sleeps continues to be a gem of an album, shining brightly for all to see how multi-faceted and lyrically expansive he can Crazy Horse can be. I am grateful to have seen them together at UIC years ago, and to see Neil solo a couple of times as well. Mr. Young goes down as one my fav artists of all time. At least one of his records should have been in our stereo console, but somehow my parents missed him along the way. Maybe a little too punk? Can't imagine them catching Sedan Delivery on this album and knowing what to do with it back then :)

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“Rust Never Sleeps” by Neil Young & Crazy Horse (1979) I’m a big fan of Neil Young, but, interestingly, I’ve never listened to this album, primarily because when I was compiling my Neil Young collection in the late 1990s, I generally stayed away from live albums altogether. So this will be a serious listen with fresh ears. If you’re not already a fan of Neil Young, this album is probably not for you. I would suggest “After the Gold Rush” (1970), “Harvest” (1972), “Harvest Moon” (1992), and “Prairie Wind” (2005) instead. “Rust Never Sleeps” is a reminder that if you fail to pay attention to the encroachment of old age, decay will catch up with you. Neil Young was 33 years old when this album was released. Ha. Now he’s 75 and still rocking (and not in a chair). He’s neither burning out nor fading away. The songs on “Rust Never Sleeps” are ‘sandwiched’ between two versions of the same melody and lyrical theme (the acoustic “My My, Hey Hey” and the electric “Hey Hey, My My”). Message: Rock ‘n Roll endures (even if it’s purveyors don’t). Musically, the live acoustic tracks on “Side One” are quintessential Neil Young, whose acoustic guitar style is characterized by carrying melodies on the lower strings, with the higher strings provide color and chord structure. The electric tracks of “Side 2”, performed with Crazy Horse, haven’t aged well. Ironic, isn’t it? Young’s voice is not very good, especially live, but like Dylan and others, he puts his limited vocal talent to effective use in expressing his poetry. And his poetry is usually very good. The overall effect is like sitting around the campfire listening to a good friend do what he can with voice, guitar, and songs that are important to him. In a September 1980 Playboy interview, a famous rock star was asked, “What do you think of Neil Young’s line ‘It’s better to burn out than fade away”? His answer: “I hate it. It's better to fade away like an old soldier [ref. General Douglas MacArthur’s farewell speech to the U.S. Congress in 1951] than to burn out. If he was talking about burning out like Sid Vicious, forget it. I don't appreciate the worship of dead Sid Vicious or of dead James Dean or dead John Wayne. It's the same thing. Making Sid Vicious a hero, Jim Morrison—it's garbage to me.” That rock star was John Lennon, who was gunned down three months later. Young’s original 1979 lyric was part of a reflection on the rise of Johnny Rotten, with an oblique reference to the 1977 death of Elvis Presley. In April, 1994, Curt Cobain concluded his suicide note with “It’s better to burn out than fade away”. One lesson here is that lyrics can have a life (or death) of their own. They can transcend the expressive experience of the writer. Whether the sentiment of this line conforms with reality or not, it evokes serious consideration in an existential crisis. With songs of protest against injustice that would sound clunky to PETA (“Pocahontas”) and feminists (“Welfare Mothers”), Young seems to be departing that genre for the rock of the aged. On “Rust Never Sleeps”, he hasn’t yet arrived. A little disappointing, by still a good Neil Young album. 3/5

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3.7 - Impressive as a live recording. The sound mix and quality of performances make it sound like a proper studio album. Lead guitar parts come through powerfully with screaming distortion that gives a paranoid edge to some of the arrangements, especially on "Hey Hey..." Despite the myriad strengths, I think this album is better for diehard fans. Admittedly, I'm not familiar with most of the songs here, and some of them I didn't like on first listen (e.g. "Welfare Mothers", "Sedan Delivery"). Maybe this was one of the SEVEN Neil Young albums that could've been left off this list??

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5

One of best rock albums.... EVER. A genius at his prime

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Obviously

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Obra maestra absoluta y disco capital de la historia de la música. Reivindicación total de que el rock daba para más en plena época post punk y New Wave. La mitad acústica emociona y la eléctrica lo revienta todo. Grandes canciones. Maravilloso.

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5

Neil Young. Unique voice, fantastic guitarist (good grief, am I ever so sick of decades of "he's not a great technical guitarist, blah blah blah" -- heaven forbid an artist play the instrument differently), and incredible writer who never stops creating and experimenting. One of a kind. Love him.

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This is a darn good album. I really don’t think I’ve listened to the acoustic side previously Of course I know My My Hey Hey but don’t think I had heard Thrasher before and it’s a mighty fine song. The electric side I know inside out. Powderfinger, Sedan Delivery and HHMM Pt 2 are all classics. I always thought HHMM was released a few years after the Sex Pistols‘ only album (released Q4 1977) but am surprised to find out HHMM was recorded in 1978. I can’t imagine Neil Young fans during that tour having a fucking clue who Johnny Rotten was. There are already at least 2 Neil LPs that I know I’ll be giving 5s to. This wasn’t on that list. It made a valiant effort to elbow its way on but I’m holding my ground.

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There are some absolute monster jams on this album. It comes right out the gate with a beast of a song (My My, Hey Hey). But it's also Neil Young so there's a lot of whiney navel-gazing and jingle-jangle acoustic guitar which isn't my favorite. The second half of the album is better IMO. It's the "electric" side of the album (remember when albums had 'sides'?) and it has a lot more guts. While the first half is clearly influenced by country music, the second has more of a proto-punk feel that I'm into. Paticularly "Sedan Delivery" is an unsung deep cut for ol' Neil and is so DAMN good this 'Bama boy can almost forgive him for "puttin' her down" because of this one track.

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Back when I was in college, there was this dude who would come into the bar I worked at on a Friday night and play fucking 10 Neil Young songs in a row. He would also hit on girls by doing magic tricks. I remember how angry I got every time he made me listen to an hour of Neil Young because I was just trying to have a good time, and he fucking made me listen to this sad, soppy fuck who writes nothing but songs that sound indistinguishable from each other and never seemed to enjoy a happy moment in his entire like. Fuck that guy, and fuck Neil Young. 2/5

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My My Hey Hey!

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5

classic. real good vibes. on da playlist

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5

An absolute killer.

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5

Perfect.

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5

Neil is cool every now and then.

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5

I liked it very much

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5

No es mi favorito del tito pero si es top. Me gusta más su primera parte acústica con esas 3 joyas iniciales, pero la eléctrica con Sedan Delivery tampoco baja el nivel.

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5

Great

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5

Totally captivated by the 1st half of this album- there's a rough, raw, nostalgic simplicity here, and I can smell the emotion.

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Muito bom, bem melhor q o anterior. Ganhou pontos adicionais por ser um ao vivo bem executado.

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So schön, konnte man gut hören an einem verregneten Samstag

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В начале был немного скептично настроен, мол очередной батя-рок. Но альбом то отличный. Довольно оригинальный, искренний, мелодичный и местами залипательный. Места эти - первый и последний треки, но остальное вполне держит планку. Разве что Welfare Mothers не зашла. Наверное, рад, что акустическая половина альбома вышла больше, звучит удачнее. В целом звук очень располагает, партии довольно лаконичные, внятные, каждая на своём месте. Более всего внимания притягивает всё же вокал, яркий и честный, хз, чё там Нил Янг про Джонни Роттена заливает, но я ему верю. Невольно вспоминается эпитет "true", вот он здесь прям уместен. Балдёж.

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5

Absolutely magical. The opening and closing tracks in particular are mind-blowing!

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Very good Album

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5

Love this album. Acoustic first half and rock 2nd half. Though I would not like the rock songs but actually really enjoyed them. Must investigate Neil Young further.

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Great, both first and last tracks amazing.

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5

This is an excellent album, full of classic Neil Young, utilizing both the softer and grittier aspects of his sound. I think the mixture of live and studio tracks is unexpected and gives you a really full feeling of what Young was all about better than any studio album could. You can feel Young's style evolve into something edgier and rowdier as the album progresses, the stuff that made him such a touchstone for alternative musicians who would follow. Fave songs: My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue), Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black), Thrasher, Sail Away

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5

First songs were amazing. Really loved this album, Neil Young is an amazing composer, I´m really trying to going more deep into his music and discography.

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"It's better to burn out than to fade way" is one of the opening lines of this album, and also its thesis. Side A is Young mourning everything - the death of Elvis, his separation from CSN, his feeling that punk rock was overtaking rock n roll - and it's all set to that familiar acoustic and harmonica set. For Side B, he invites Crazy Horse to join him, and it's almost as if he's trying to burn away the rust. There's a symmetry to this thing, almost a chiastic structure. The first and last tracks are the most obvious pieces of evidence for this, but there are other parallels (Pocahontas and Welfare Mothers, for example). The tight structure and evocative imagery is impressive enough, but hey, it also sounds great. What an album. Best track: My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)

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5

I like the acoustic vs electric set format, especially when applied to the bookends. I love the nod to punk and the punky feel of songs, especially Sedan Delivery, like he’s saying, I’ve been playing this stuff all along and don’t plan to slow down. I love his idea of capturing these songs live without overdubs and remixes and studio BS. I think Powederfinger is my favourite Neil Young song. I can never listen to it just once. Such heavy lyrics.

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Real good, yep

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Much, much, MUCH more of this please. Neil Young's solo stuff (at least on this list) has been a bit more hit and miss for me, but any time Crazy Horse is in the mix it is a great time. Hard to pick a favorite track.

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5

Great live album. Energetic. Hear the Godfather of Grunge.

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5

Yes. And yes again.

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"It's better to burn out than to fade away"

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Classic, beautiful, Neil

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I've seen Neil Young live a couple of times so obvs I at least appreciate his music. I've never listened to this album before though. It's great

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I don't typically like live albums but this one is an exception. I suppose it's technically a hybrid of live recordings and studio overdubs, which is maybe what makes the difference for me. Neil is so emotive, whether it's on a delicate ballad or a sing-along rocker. Great performances here. I find "Thrasher" to be especially moving. I consider this his last truly great 5 star album before he fell into the morass of the 80s. Like so many other musicians that came up in the 60s and 70s, he had a hard time adjusting.

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nice feel, rock, oldish.

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A very interesting take on a live album in the fact that, while raw, it doesn't really sound like a live album. Still great rock n' roll, with a lot of fantastic distortion. Favorite tracks: "Welfare Mothers", "Hey Hey My My (Into the Black)"

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4

Very nice!

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Gode stille numre. Meget sing og songwriter

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4

Nostalgic feeling with elements of satisfying rock and roll.

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4

Only knew it from two songs but the whole album is indeed a good listen.

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What a nice surprise this was. What a great sounding album front to back.

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The switch to distortion and electric really holds the album together. Best song: Thrashers for acoustic and Welfare Mothers for electric Worst song: Sedan Delivery

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Neil Young remains the greatest person to ever hold a guitar

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i liked hey hey my my lotsa folk influence.. 70s.. pretty easy listening.

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A classic from the opening chords of hey hey my my. Especially like the electric side.

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It was not bad. Better than I expected

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Yeeeeee

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Aye. It’s gid.

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Easy listening

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Great! Chill album

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Erstes Lied gleich ausreichend für eine 4. Allein schon, weil Johnny Rotten die gleichen Initialen wie ich hat. (und wie der ehemalige Bundespräsident Johannes Rau)

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This. This is what I’m talking about. 39 minutes long and barely even feels it! I’m not wild about the “Welfare Mothers” tune, but I’ll be happy to listen to as much Neil as this list will give me. Shit sounds fantastic. Even the harmonica. “Park bench mutations.” Who puts those words together in a song?? Nobody else.

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4

Neil Young est un artiste exceptionnelle. 4.75 facile. J’adore. Into the blue est tellemen tune bonne toune.

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Disco doble en cierto sentido. La cara A es acústica (5 primeras canciones) y la B eléctrica (4 canciones). Dos versiones parecidas y enormes como son "My my, hey hey" y "Hey hey, my my". Este disco si es imprescindible para entender la música americana y rock que resurgió a partir de los 90.

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Already knew the album and it's a good un'

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Very typical Neil Young, lots of mellow strummed acoustic tunes with Neil singing, some electric songs. Classic live versions of Hey Hey My My and the reverse bookend the tracks.

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4

One of his finest albums.

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Maybe I'm just sleepy right now, but this album puts me at ease. Neil Young is one of the masters of singer/songwriter music and this album proves it with his delicate strumming and unique singing style (I grew to enjoy it). Production is also masterful, especially for a live album. It all sounds so clean and warm, exactly how you want Neil Young to sound. That was just side 1, of course. Side 2 woke me up as the electric guitar took over and it rules. I know Powderfinger is the darling track here, but Welfare Mothers and Sedan Delivery bring a heaviness that help cement the contract between the two sides, both being equally great in different ways. Closer to a 4.5 than a 4, truly.

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4/5 I liked it, nice!

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4

Really good album.

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4

Awesome album. Neil young has a very nice voice timbre, that fits this weird early-indie rock music extremely well. Many of the songs sound incredible by themselves. Also the lyrical themes are very welll thought about.

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1. My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)- So THIS is where "It's better to burn out than to fade away" originated from. I suppose the song is about going down in infamy rather than being forgotten, which is very rock and roll. I like it. Nice harmonica solo in the middle. 2. Thrasher- This song is beautiful! Simple music, pretty lyrics. It's quite long but nice to listen to. 3. Ride My Llama- Love this song title. Not really sure what it means, though. I think I like the previous 2 songs a little bit better. 4. Pocahontas- Wow, not a light song at all. It kind of goes in an odd direction at the end with bringing up Marlon Brando. I like this song, though. 5. Sail Away- This one is so pretty. Very simple lyrics about sailing away with your love or someone else that's important to you. This might be my favorite song so far. Pretty harmonica and guitar part in the bridge. 6. Powderfinger- A bit more heavy than the rest of the songs on the album so far. Nice guitar solo, depressing lyrics, a good song overall! 7. Welfare Mothers- another heavier song. Not sure I like the lyrics in this one- "welfare mothers make better lovers"? May be the only song I actively dislike so far due to the lyrics. 8. Sedan Delivery- Another heavier song. Lyrics are very stream of consciousness. Not a bad song but not my favorite on the album. 9. And yet another heavier song. Interesting trajectory on this album. Same lyrics as the first song, just a heavier production. I like the more acoustic version better. Did some research on this album and realized that the heavier tracks are his collab with Crazy Horse, which makes sense, and the acoustic tracks are just him on his own. I definitely like the first half of this album better. I can absolutely see why this is so critically acclaimed. I feel that I don't have a ton of context to this album in the scope of his greater career. I love the acoustic tracks on this album.

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out of the blue>into the black

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I can't believe I've never listened to this album. I mean, I've known about it. I've heard Out of the Blue many times, but never listened to this whole thing. Deceivingly simple songs, here. I liked this a lot!

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haven’t listened to much Neil and haven’t heard of the other guy before. good vibe but I didn’t focus very much. will return to it soon, I think. favs: Ride My Llama, Hey Hey, My My

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4

Mostly good folky rock

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Hey hey, my my. Listening to a live album has got me thinking about how weird it is that we listen to recorded music. I have loved live music experiences where they play music that I’m really not into on my own time. There’s a different energy that I don’t think a live album really captures. I miss live music. Anyways, this is good. I actually really like Neil’s voice. It’s authentic. Favourite track: “Thrasher”

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great voice. love harmonica

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I really liked the Neil Young songs, with his simple style and good lyrics, but the Crazy Horse ones were no good

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4

Does anyone have better acoustic tone than Neil Young? Probably, but his is prettay prettay good. Fun folk rock live album. Great songwriting as always from Mr. Young.

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4

Never heard this Neil Young album before. So good.

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4

This album kicks ass.

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4

never heard Neil with crazy horse before and I dig it

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4

Simple music with some Neil Young voice and harmonica. Great live album.

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4

No Thought this was a single LP version of Live Rust which I have but it's not. Some different songs.. Still same switch from acoustic to electric.

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4

Wonderful writing and a true spirit of Americana. Like looking in a mirror and seeing America looking back at you. However, I think I prefer the acoustic songs to the electric ones.

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4

Wow forgot how excellent this album is. Side one ... the accoustic side has a poignant social conscience theme that centers on aboriginal issues. Very powerful. Side 2 is the rocking side that packs a punch that Neil Young is so adept with. Is it 5 stars? Not quite 4.5 stars ✨

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4

New songs to me, fan of Neil young though so marking up to 4

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4

I like Thrasher a lot. The acoustic side is really roomy and sounds great. The Crazy Horse side is probably the best version I have heard of Neil Young yet. Welfare Mothers is a weird song though.

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Neil Young is great and this album doesn't disappoint with Hey, Hey, My, My (Into the black) on it! Love the acoustic first half and electric second half. 4/5

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4

really liked the last two songs, some was little too country for me. 3.9

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4

Perfectly bookended by Hey,Hey… and My, My … Neil never fails to disappoint or astonish with his huge range and ability to change like a chameleon. Powderfinger is one of my fav Young songs with a blistering guitar. Interestingly when Neil sings country/folk and plays his harmonica I I love it. But when that Dylan guy does the same thing it drives me crazy. Go figure.

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4

Great full album listen. Out of the Blue/Into the Black as the opener and closer is great.

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4

Some of his hits I like. Kind of all ran together for me. Good not great.

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4

Classic Young strong Album

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songs of dread, songs with tiny guitar amps running flat out, songs of longing for the good old days - classic Neil Young & Crazy Horse

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4

On a Neil Young trip at the moment! He seems to be one of the few artists whose live performances live up to the recorded versions.

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4

Seems appropriate that my first album would be by a performer from my hometown. I know he wasn't born in Winnipeg, but he spent his important early formative there. In many ways, Rust Never Sleeps is the quintessential NY record, with one side an acoustic solo set and side two an electric set with his band Crazy Horse, a classic live album. Though not my favourite Neil Young album, this is always a very satisfying listen. I personally like live albums (he's released several) so this ranks high, especially in the Neil Young catalog.

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4

Always here for some Young Neil

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4

Brilliant rock and roll album.

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4

Will definitely listen again.

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4

Альбом для автопутешествий

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Fave track: Thrasher

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Neil Young is one of those very few icons that has been at the top of his art form for multiple decades. On this album the melodies play a supporting role to the man and his lyrical prowess.

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4

prefer the acoustic side but pretty classic stuff

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Think I prefer some of his others - but this is fine

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4

Very slow and easy listening album for the first half. Pocahontas is good, really good. Powderfinger sounds good too, fairly modern, though at this point I've noticed a lot of the songs blur into one. Welfare Mother's is ok but is interesting in that it leads to a much heavier end of the album. Sedan Delivery is a fun grunge song, gets the head going haha. Super interesting that the final song is a heavy version of the first song with a flipped title. All in all a good album, not totally up my street but I like it as a nice, short, easy listen. Pocahontas is sick though.

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1. My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue) - 7.5/10 2. Thrasher - 9/10 ⭐️ 3. Ride My Llama - 8/10 4. Pocahontas - 6.5/10 5. Sail Away - 7/10 6. Powderfinger - 9.5/10 ⭐️ 7. Welfare Mothers - 8.5/10 ⭐️ 8. Sedan Delivery - 7/10 9. Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black) - 9/10 ⭐️

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I knew this album better than most Neil Young albums I've had so far. My My Hey Hey and it's mirror image are obviously both great. Thrasher is one of a Neil Young classics - the airing of grievances towards former bandmates. He's so good at it you have to forgive it. Pocohontas beats Iron Maiden by about 5 years to a great song about the American Indian genocide. Sail Away is a bit dull. That said, I respect the structure of the album - side one is classic Neil Young - acoustic and plaintive. Side two is Godfather of Grunge(TM) Neil Young, crunching guitars and all. Powderfinger is very good (for some reason I always thought it'd be rubbish because of the terrible Australian band). Welfare Mothers is just okay, Sedan Delivery is brilliant, high energy stuff again. And Hey Hey My My is a classic, even if it is a leeetle bit cheesy.

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4

Heard this before and really rate it, there's not many live albums I choose to listen to. Love his guitar sound

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3.5! Some boring songs but Powderfinger and Hey Hey, My My are great.

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3

Pretty good. Acoustic side best side. First two and final track were favourites.

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3

Hyvä levy kokonaisuusja kasvoi kivasti koko ajan. Ei turhaan kehuttu

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3

Always thought Neil Young was like super annoying 80s stuff, but this was pretty cool folk stuff. Not bad.

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3

Got some Bob Dylan vibes, not a ton of variety, but a nice album.

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3

Is Ok Not exactly my style so far Fine, not for me

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Helppoa rokkia

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3

A calm and relaxed album with a good instruments and a nice flow

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3

Not really a huge fan of Neil Young, though I can appreciate the music and its influence. Not bad - some nice songs, but I probably won't be revisiting any time soon. (2.6)

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3

Started off slowly but ramped up quite unexpectedly towards the end. A pretty solid rock album.

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3

Not my fav Neil Young but still very good.

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Not my favorite Neil Young album but not bad. My my hey hey is the highlight for me

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3.4

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3

Nice album. His special voice makes it a nice album. And of course because it is easy listening music.

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3

Reaper

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It's good. But is it great? I'm not sure.

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Love a bit of Neil Young. Not sure why theres a load of live albums on this list, but I dig it. Everything broke at work so no time to review properly

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3

Fine.

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3

C'est gentillet un peu à part 2/3 chansons, pas mon Young favoris, surtout que je suis pas certain que ça soit un grand artiste à live ...

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3

On the good side of ok, though a bit whiny

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3

I mean... its relaxing, not sure how much I care about riding a Llama. no drums out of 5

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Chill to listen to.

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3

the neil young album to own

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3

Was ok, got a bit fed up of Neil Youngs voice after a while

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3

A mediocre 3/5

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Neil Young tem uma gaita mágica que transforma as musicas em musica de mendigo. As outras sao boas.

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3

Schön zum Nebenbeihören, kannte nur weniges - so richtige Kracher habe ich jetzt nicht gefunden. Hey hey ... bleibt bleibt im Ohr.

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3

Par schöne Dinger dabei, reicht aber nicht für 4.

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Country und Rockelemente. Man kann es gut hören während man aufräumt, schraubt, sortiert, plant. Geschichtenerzähler.

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Britpop goes Rock. Song2 würde bei FIFA 98 und auf den Scheunenparties totgedudelt und gefällt trotzdem irgendwie noch. Man hört die 90er aber eines der zeitloseren Rockalben der Zeit.

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ой, че-то хуй знает. с одной стороны хей хей, май май — нетленная классика, ну и например Saile Away зашла, да и Sedan Delivery прикольный панковый вайб даёт. Но типа... мех. Ещё и лайв концерт, которым, имхо, места среди величайших альбомов быть не должно (хотя здесь вроде ориджинал треки, так что ещё куда ни шло). В целом довольно дженерик кантри-рок с забавным вокалом Янга, какой-то дикой страсти не почувствовал. 6/10

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Not his best album.

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My, My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue), Powderfinger e Welfare Mothers

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Sometimes the story behind the album really elevates it: new songs recorded live with the back half of the set featuring electric guitars. Another fantastic rock album!

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Now I understand the pariodies

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Didn't think I would like this but it's actually very good.

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Not really my vibe" Welfare Mothers or Hey Hey. My My (into the black) are my favorites. Definitely gets more enjoyable as the album comes to a close

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Overall I just think this is pretty boring. Neil Young is rock royalty and I respect him but I really never find myself with any urge to listen to him or collect his albums.

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Honestly I’m having trouble enjoying this. I’m not a fan of Young’s voice. I think his storytelling is unmatched but this is first and foremost music, which the timbre of voice strongly influences. I enjoy welfare mothers, and the tracks that bookend the album. Is seems this album requires a particular state of mind

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First album of the generator. Quite a famous Neil Young album, but not one I've listened to (Harvest being my most familiar album of his), though of course I know the track "My My, Hey Hey". Thought this album quite strange, in that it jumps around in style and genre. Latter half of the album gave me a sort of glam rock vibe!

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A mixture of typical Neil Young and some heavy stuff

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Sounds different from what I remember.

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escuché un poco, quizás vuelva en otro momento, pero debo seguir

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Musically uninteresting but mostly inoffensive. His voice is rough in spots too. 5

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Overall not bad but I really, really do not get the boomer hype for Neal Young. Musically it sounded okay but was fairly monotonous, although the electric section was better. Vocals had some really rough moments, and the lyrics were really preachy and cliched 5/10

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never got the appeal of live albums, what does that add to the listening experience? Appart from that, some nice songs on here.

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not bad, not very memorable though

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Folk rock . Algunos temas interesantes.

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Tracks 2-6, not heard before but good. I love Neil Young's stuff but not sure this is the best of his albums.

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Good but slow

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Like it.

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Great start, tailed off

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quite enjoyed that and artist that likely passed me by a bit Seem to like him more the more I listen to him

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eh, was alright

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Love me some Neil Young. It's fun to hear more electric performances like this even if I prefer the more chill typical versions.

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ON WHICH a hippy sings folky songs about living in a teepee, SHREDS GUITAR LIKE A GENRE-PRESAGING MOTHERFUCKER, and pens the final line of Kurt Cobain's suicide note.

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American songwriting is hard for me to appreciate.

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Good

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Not my favourite Neil but it definitely demonstrates what a freaky guitar player he is. Loved the transition to electric in Powderfinger, absolute best song on the album as well.

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I'm slowly being turned into a Neil Young fan. At first I found his music slow/ dragged and weak instrumentally. Then I gave him a chance and loved what I heard. His live tracks have a different feel than compared to his studio stuff. "My, My, Hey, Hey is a beautiful/ captivating opening. That every track afterwards follows emotionally. Second Young album I gotten from this. And I'm afraid to say I'm sorta a fan. Reccomend it

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Pretty good. Some solid guitar

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Fairly whimsical in places and found repetitive.

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Very Niel Young. The only song which really caught my attention was the Llama one.

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Good - side 1 acoustic Neil like his classic early 70s LP's, then ROCK 9n side 2. Not as immediately loveable like Gold Rush and Harvest, but pretty good. A high 3 out of 5.

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He may be a grumpy old codger these days, but I love Neil Young's voice. For that reason, I prefer the solo acoustic Side A (where Young's voice really stands out) to the full band Crazy Horse electric Side B. The symmetry of My My, Hey, Hey and Hey, Hey, My, My bookending the album is cool. Whilst I do really like this, I wonder whether it would have been even better as two separate albums. 4/5 for Side A, 3/5 for Side B = 3.5/5 overall.

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Can an album be both good and slightly exhausting at the same time? Yes. This is how I would say this one is for me. Neil Young is one of my hero’s hero’s if that makes sense. I’ve never listened to much but I can see the influence so by proxy I dug a lot of the aesthetics in this album. Always lyrics first this one has some great songs, however it got a bit boring by mid album and I wanted to end it. I probably dig the live tracks the best.

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Incredible songwriter, but I always get hung up in his voice.

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Good, later songs great!

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7/10

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This such an easy listen. I felt like drinking an iced tea on a porch after going through the entire album. I'm kinda shocked that it took me this long to listen to this one.

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Perty good. I liked some a lot more than others

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The album starts off on a extremely good song, but can't really hold that standard for the rest of the album. Still really good though.

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Pretty OK. I can see how it was influential but a lot of the "Native American influences" don't age well.

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-My My, Hey Hey ist ein Banger -Thrasher gut aber geht nicht hart enought I think. Versucht tiefer reinzukommen vor paar Jahren. -Ride my Llama: way too good für den goofy ass namen lol

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Pretty nice album. I haven't listened to much Neil Young, and I'm starting to think his songwriting might be right up my alley. This may spark my interest in going down a Neil Young rabbit hole!

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Better than other Crazy Horse albums on this list I’ve heard. Still…

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6/10

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Groot fan van ome Neil. Niet alles is even briljant maar dit vind ik wel een toffe plaat. Zeker live klinkt het erg sterk.

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Funny title names

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Two great songs, others are quite good. 3/5

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Hmm... My My, Hey Hey is a classic. That's for sure. The rest of the songs I'm having a bit of trouble getting into. They are fine, but nothing amazing. Sedan Mothers vocals are a bit annoying though, definitely don't like that one. I just wish some of the other tracks moved me a bit more, definitely not my fav Neil Young but culturally/objectively it's a 4. But, enjoyment is a 3 so I'm gonna do with a 3.

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ehhhhhh

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Gaat wel maar niet geweldig

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Kändes inte så speciell. Första låten var bra men resten var ganska eh

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Fav: My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)

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boring as shit

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boring, too quiet, old white guy music either 1 or 2/5

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Arrepios já no começo da primeira musica, Neil Young tem algumas músicas extremamente fodas que nem essa primeira Ride my llama surpreendentemente é sobre riding llamas (alucinado no peyote) Pocahontas é aquela música super feliz que vc tá curtindo e aí se assusta quando presta atenção na letra Apesar de algumas pleasant surprises, não tem nenhum hit fodastico tirando o hey hey my my.. Lembra o estilo do cazuza depois de sair do barão vermelho talvez as letras tenham algum significado mega profundo político e histórico que eu não entendi, mas eu fico com o álbum dos best hits dele mesmo

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Neil Young has way better stuff than this.

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This album boasts one of the worst lyrics ever: "It's better to burn out 'cause rust never sleeps." Dull, dull, dull music. Arrangements consist of just strummed guitars--no art or nuance involved whatsoever. Oh, okay, now this is a little better. Ride My Llama at least has some halfway interesting rhythms and chord progressions. Actually, some of these songs aren't bad--there are some decent melodic hooks. The album actually gets better as it goes along. The first two songs were the pits. Neil Young's lead guitar playing on Powderfinger is atrocious. He's totally unconvincing as a rocker. Crazy Horse reveals itself to be a deeply mediocre backing band. 2 stars out of 5 and that's being generous.

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Not a fan.

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track 01 - went on for way too long, already had bias against this song without ever having heard the full track track 02 - really liked the guitars here, more folk-y sound track 03 - silly song, meeting a martian? really tired of neil's vocals track 04 - big yikes, same vocal pattern as usual, singing about indigenous massacres from a white person's perspective, talking about sleeping with pocahontas?!?!!!? track 05 - sorry i fell asleep track 06 - electric guitar?! i'm awake again. feeling that riff and the ooo ooooos in the background track 07 - shut the fuck uppppp

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This acoustic rock album sounded pretty generic, but it helped pass the time. Not great, but not terrible either.

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Meh, not a huge fan.

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Most of the music is sameish and Neil's voice isn't doing the music any favors

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Too whiney... and harmonicas..

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not my genre

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4/10. This sounded pretty samey, and was rather boring to boot.

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First song was good. I could do without the rest

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Old school rock somewhat country or talked vocals somewhat

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It is just alright. I did not really care for it. The songs were inconsistent in style. Remove the folk songs and it would get a higher rating.

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I object primarily to it being a live album.

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It's fine. Both Hey^2, My^2 versions and Powderfinger are good. Rest is meh. 5/10

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Liked the harmonica. Contrast between the start and end of the album was cool. Fantastic lines: I wish a was a trapper I would give thousand pelts To sleep with Pocahontas And find out how she felt In the mornin' On the fields of green In the homeland We've never seen

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11/24/2021 Today's Album: "Rust Never Sleeps" by Neil Young - I didn't really care for this album. I respect Neil Young for being one of the best folk artists of the 70s and I think the guitar work and vocals in this album are great, but after the first song, this album does very little for me to stay invested. Each song sounds like it should be covered on a muppets folk album and I get sick of the instrumentation really quickly, as the soloing instrument is ususally a harmonica and the rest of the instrumentals are so similar to each other throughout the album. The second half has more distorted guitar, but its sort of an obnoxious effect. I also just am not really into the asthetic of a country boy out on the farm and the only thing this album offers outside of that is if John Denver made an entire album that was just rocky mountain high. The only reason this album will not be receiving anything lower than the score it is getting is because I understand that this is a solid folk album and that Neil Young is a legend. It just really is not my thing, though. Score: 3/10 boring Highlights: My My Hey Hey (Out of the Blue), Powderfinger, Welfare Mothers

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Ouwe zeiksnor. Sorry voor de liefhebbers.

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Genoeg nu met Neil Young!

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Voor mij niet het beste van Neil

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1.5 bra låt, resten var trash tier.

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Not my thing

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not for me at all

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why is this album even on here all songs sound the same blah blah blah - minus all points for that Pocahontas song

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didnt listen cuz it looked boring asf

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stupid country

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SO BORING I don't understand classic rock at all

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Not for me.

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Pas fini Le combo guitare acoustique / harmonica c'est définitivement pas mon truc

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A bit boring

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Neil Young may just genuinely not be for me. So much crooning, so little interesting riffs.

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Brauche ich eigentlich gar nicht hören. Stimmt. Neil Youngs erbärmliches Gejaule ist unerträglich. Generischer Schrott.

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Great!!

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Никто не сказал, что альбом состоит из одной песни

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